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Annecy Opening Ceremony to Honor Takahata

The Annecy International Animation Festival will screen the most-recent film from anime legend Isao Takahata — The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — at its June 9 opening ceremony. Takahata, ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Debuts Miyazaki Memoir ‘Turning Point’

VIZ Media will release a new collection of essays, interviews, memoirs and illustrations by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The new title, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (a follow up to ... Continue Reading →
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’300,’ ‘Peabody’ Stand Tall at the Box Office

Nothing could withstand this weekend at the box office the brave Spartan warriors of Warner Bros.’ sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, but DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot,’ ‘Gravity’ Win Animation-VFX Oscars

Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song Oscars Sunday night, with the French short Mr. Hublot winning the best animated short film. Frozen won the song category ... Continue Reading →
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New Clips from Expanding ‘The Wind Rises’

The English-dub version of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises expands its theatrical run this week to just under 500 screens, earning rave reviews along the way. The film — which ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki, Ghibli Retrospective Returns to Hollywood

For the third year, the American Cinematheque presents a retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli that will screen Feb. 16 to March 20 at the Egyptian Theatre ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Earns Two Japanese Academy Noms

The Japan Academy announced its five nominations for Best Animated feature last week. The nominees are: • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghibli • The Tale ... Continue Reading →
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Animation and VFX Oscar Nominees React to the Great News

It’s become an Oscar nomination announcement morning tradition: The talented men and women who are up for the Academy Awards tell the press how they found out the news and what ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wind Rises’ to Open Anima in Brussels

The 33rd edition of Belgium’s Anima Festival, which will offer adult and kids animated programming in Brussels from Feb. 28 to March 9, 2014, will launch with Hayao Miyazaki’s ... Continue Reading →